14/08/21 | 18:00

Dichterliebe & Eight Songs for a Mad King

1h 15min
38 | 35 | 18€

This recital features two completely different works on themes of love and madness.

Dichterliebe op. 48, setting poems by Heinrich Heine, is the best-known song cycle by Robert Schumann and is here performed in full by tenor Tuomas Katajala with pianist Naoko Sonoda. In stark contrast to this, we plunge into the insanity of King George III of England. Baritone Thomas Florio’s interpretation of Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies has been described as “incomparable” (NRC Handelsblad). The wistful tale of love preceding this work in the concert makes the descent into madness all the more dramatic.

This concert is a hybrid event that can be enjoyed live at Turku Concert Hall or as a live stream in the comfort of your own home.

Programme and performers:

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856): Dichterliebe op. 48 (Heinrich Heine)
Tuomas Katajala, tenor
Naoko Sonoda, piano


Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016): Eight Songs for a Mad King
(Randolph Stow)

Thomas Florio, baritone
n.n, clarinet
Kerttu Aalto-Setälä, flute & piccolo
Essi Höglund, violin
Senja Rummukainen, cello
Jerry Piipponen, percussion
Eveliina Kytömäki, piano & harpsichord
Uli Kontu-Korhonen, dulcimer
Petri Sakari, conductor


Hybrid event: live stream available online at lippu.streaming

Ticket prices:
• Basic: EUR 38
• Pensioner: EUR 35
• Concessions (students, non-military servicemen, etc.): EUR 18
• Stream: EUR 15

Total duration: 1 h 15 min, no interval


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